Jack Perrin

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Jack Perrin (July 25, 1896 – December 17, 1967) was an American actor specializing in westerns. He was born Lyman Wakefield Perrin in Three Rivers, Michigan; his father worked in real estate and relocated the family to Los Angeles, California shortly after the start of the 20th century. Perrin served in the United States Navy during World War I. Following the war, he returned to Los Angeles and started acting for Universal Studios. His first on-screen appearance was in the 1917 film Luke's Lost Liberty alongside Harold Lloyd. Perrin married silent film actress Josephine Hill in 1920. During the 1920s, Perrin made a name for himself, starring in a number of cliffhanger, melodrama, and serial films. Perrin found a niche in B-movie westerns of the 1930s. He usually played leads as Jack Perrin, but occasionally adopted the pseudonyms Jack Gable or Richard (Dick) Terry. Perrin was then co-producing low-budget films with Hollywood veteran William Berke, and the pseudonyms may have been intended to mislead exhibitors as to the depth of the Berke-Perrin company's talent pool. Perrin's last major role was as Davy Crockett in 1937's The Painted Stallion, for Republic Pictures.
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